Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

List of sessions

(in alphabetical order)

DEEP-TIME INSIGHTS INTO RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE

Planning group members:

David Fike, Enno Schefuss, Hiroshi Tanimoto

Introduction:

Earth's climate history from the chemistry of rocks and ice

John Higgins, Princeton University

Speakers:

Reconstructing Ancient Climates – Causes and Consequences of Rapid Climate Change

Eva Niedermeyer, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK-F

Changes in Antarctic temperature and carbon dioxide over the glacial cycles

Ryu Uemura, Ryukyu University

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND THEIR DISCOVERY

Planning group members:

Jason Rhodes, Andrey Surzhykov, Sakura Takeda

Introduction:

Gravitational Waves and Their Discovery

Tyson Littenberg, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Speakers:

Rise of gravitational-wave astronomy: prospects for a network of detectors

Tomotada Akutsu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Nonclassical laser interferometry for gravitational wave astronomy

Michèle Heurs, Institute for Gravitational Physics, University of Hannover

MACHINE LEARNING & COMPUTATIONAL MODELING

Planning group members:

Maria-Florina Balcan, Monique Janneck, Norimichi Ukita

Introduction:

Introduction to Machine Learning

Matthias Hein, Saarland University

Speakers:

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Daniel Hsu, Columbia University

Objective Diagnosis of Mental Disorders using Machine Learning

Liang Kuo-Ching, Keio University

MATERIALS AND CHEMISTRY TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES

Planning group members:

Megan Robertson, Jennifer Strunk, Atsushi Wakamiya

Introduction:

Materials and Chemistry to Develop Alternative Energy Resources

Itaru Osaka, Hiroshima University

Speakers:

Photo(electro)catalysis: light-driven chemistry for energy and environment

Radim Beránek, University of Ulm

Plastic Power: Organic Polymer Batteries

Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University

SLEEP BRAIN: WHY DO WE NEED SLEEP?

Planning group members:

Masao Doi, Ulrich Hammes, Jhumku Kohtz

Introduction:

Benefits and Mysteries of Sleep in Human

Akiko Hida, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Speakers:

Sleep, Memory, and the Brain: How Sleep and Stress Interact to Facilitate Emotional Memory Formation

Jessica D. Payne, University of Notre Dame

Studying human sleep in real life and in large numbers: how activity tracking opens up sleep to big-data research

Eva Winnebeck, LMU Munich

SOCIAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITY

Planning group members:

Daiji Kawaguchi, Scott Kominers, Darius Zifonun

Introduction:

Whither health inequality? A status-quo assessment of policies to address overweight and obesity in advanced industrial states

Kathrin Loer, University of Hagen

Speakers:

Trends in Inequality of Opportunity

John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago

Policy to reduce Wage Inequality: Who owes the cost of Minimum Wage?

Hiroko Okudaira, Okayama University

Contact

Anke Teubner
Program Coordinator
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin
GERMANY

anke.teubner(at)avh.de

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